the summer vacation customary in the law courts and universities.
the long period of holiday in the summer during which universities, law courts, etc, are closed
[lawng-wey-stid, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈweɪ stɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective 1. of more than average length between the shoulders and waistline; having a low waistline.
[lawng-wawl, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌwɔl, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective, Mining. 1. noting or pertaining to a means of extracting coal or other minerals in an underground mine from a continuous face, the roof before the face being supported at intervals by temporary or movable artificial supports. Compare . noun 2. the continuous face so worked.
noun 1. Electricity. an electromagnetic wave over 60 meters in length. 2. . noun 1.
[lawng-weyz, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌweɪz, ˈlɒŋ-/ adverb 1. . 2. Dance. in two lines with the couples facing each other: to perform a country dance longways. adjective 3. . /ˈlɒŋˌweɪz/ adverb 1. another word for lengthways adv. 1580s, from long (adj.) + way + adverbial genitive -s.